S.P. Faculty Pat. Care - Genetic Counselor

Uconn Health Center Farmington , CT 06030

Posted 2 months ago

The Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at UConn Health is seeking a temporary genetic counselor to cover a maternity leave. This individual would be providing prenatal and preconception genetic counseling in the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine. This is an active and vibrant practice providing counseling to patients at high risk and the general obstetric population. This individual will work closely with both the departments of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Human Genetics Division includes a supportive group of genetics professionals, including two medical geneticists and cancer and pediatric genetic counselors.

This individual will work most closely with one other full-time prenatal genetic counselor. Other healthcare team members that he or she would regularly interact with include sonographers, medical assistants, nurses, and MFM and OB-GYN physicians. As an academic medical center, he or she would also interact with and potentially precept medical students, residents, and fellows. This position also has the opportunity to work with and supervise masters-level genetic counseling students.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide pre-test and post-test counseling to high-risk and low-risk patients about aneuploidy screening and testing, including cell-free DNA testing, serum screening, CVS, and amniocentesis

  • Coordinate and interpret test results, as appropriate to a genetic counselor

  • Gather, analyze, and interpret family history for both preconception and prenatal patients

  • Provide genetic counseling for parents where fetuses have been identified with anomalies on ultrasound or abnormal screening results

  • Care coordination for pregnancies with known or suspected genetic diagnoses

  • Provide preconception counseling to patients pursuing or considering prenatal genetic testing (PGT) for genetic disorders

  • Provide supportive and nondirective psychosocial counseling

  • Referral to appropriate supportive resources for patients and families

  • Review prenatal exposures to medications, alcohol, or drugs

  • Maintains current knowledge of genetic counseling issues in prenatal and preconception counseling

  • Participates in education seminar and case conferences

Job Requirements:

  • MA/MS in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling

  • ABGC board certified or board-eligible

  • Ability to obtain Connecticut licensure

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